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Ryan Tosoc wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for nearly $2 million

Ryan Tosoc wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for nearly 2 million

Ryan Tosoc has taken down the prestigious 2017 WPT Five Diamond to win $1,958,065 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The week-long 2017 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,400 no-limit hold’em main event saw a record 812 entries, by far the largest field in this event’s history, playing for the title.

The Las Vegas man, Tosoc had finished in second place in the last year’s edition of the event, only losing to James Romero. One year later, Tosoc improved on the last year’s position to make the coveted title his.

The win means that Tosoc’s cumulative winnings in total live tournaments have reached $3.5 million, with 88% of his career cashes (+$3 million) coming from the two deep runs in the WPT Five Diamond.

After a week of battle among the pros, the final six combatants of 2017 World Poker Tour’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic – Sean Perry, Ryan Tosoc, Mike Del Vecchio, Ajay Chabra, Richard Kirsch, Alex Foxen. Sean Perry, the son of poker professional Ralph Perry, was in the lead coming to the final table. Ryan Tosoc was positioned second, making his second consecutive WPT Five Diamond final table.

After being able to navigate his way to heads-up play, Tosoc began with a 3-to-2 chip advantage over Foxen. The two battled for 49 hands before Foxen lost his last chips to help Tosoc secure the title.

The 27-year-old Tosoc was ecstatic on winning the title and described the win as "it feels unreal and the kind of feel like I’m in a dream right now."

The runner-up Foxen took home $1,134,202, the largest payday of his career. Some of the other notable poker names who cashed in this year's WPT Five Diamond Main Event are Mike Del Vecchio securing the 3rd spot to win $752,196, Lauren Roberts finishing 8th to win $153,590 and Dan Colman who finished 14th to win $61,436.